• Two seconds Pyle, two seconds! Anyone who has ever attended even a basic motorcycle rider training course has heard this – keep a 2-second safe following distance. This will give you time to react to emergency situations. How do you maintain a 2-second following distance? Watch the vehicle in front of you and when they [...]

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  • Motorcycle Melee wants all riders to avoid motorcycle crashes and live to ride as long as possible. In this episode of Motorcycle Melee’s Collision Avoidance Tips to Live By we talk about stopping at stop signs, what to look for when cars enter your roadway, right turns on red, watching for erratic drivers, being aware [...]

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  • You’ve been there. Riding down a multi-lane road and a vehicle suddenly swerves into your lane. Their response is often, “Sorry, I didn’t see you.” Today’s Proactive Collision Avoidance Top of the Day is to use your situational awareness to Predict People’s Actions! While you’re riding, spend time looking trying to predict what other vehicles [...]

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  • For people who ride to and from work, the 2015 Yamaha FZ-09 may be a good option. I bought my FZ-09 in March 2016 and in just 4 months have logged over 7,000 miles. The main drawback for commuters on the FZ-09 is how the seat tends to push the rider forward which causes some [...]

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  • The phone in the left hand, at the left ear – blocking the driver’s vision…yet they’re still merging into your lane?

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  • Motorcycle Melee’s Proactive Collision Avoidance: Tip of the Day. Common sense tells us that cars are bigger than our motorcycle – so let’s try to avoid crashing into them, OK?

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  • For motorcyclists—especially all the gear all the time (AGATT) motorcyclists, the Arizona summer heat is a daunting nemesis. During June, July and August riders often experience late afternoon temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit and in late July and August it’s not uncommon for temperatures to reach between 110 and 120 degrees.  Any opportunity to minimize [...]

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  • Well just when you think you’re prepared for the wide range of dangers something new pops up. I experienced a 3-kid hooligan team that I thought was into my motorcycle, instead they were just out for a day’s worth of shenanigans!

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  • So motorcycle safety is for new riders, is it? Check out Evel Knievel and Peter Fonda’s take on motorcycle safety. Their insight into motorcycle gear, situational awareness, lane positioning, practicing skills and collision avoidance is timeless. Enjoy this throwback video – there are some key tidbits of information in this video: at 5:50: The best [...]

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  • Riding a motorcycle incurs significantly increased risk. One way to mitigate those risks is riding a safe motorcycle. Here’s a 45-second pre-ride safety check that may increase your confidence in your bike’s condition by helping you understand some key elements to your motorcycle.  

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